Monday, April 15, 2013

DIY Eye Cream

As I said before, in a previous post, I am normally not one to indulge in facial skin care products. I don't know why, it just never seemed needed in my life. Not until now. I am getting a little older, and should probably try to start taking better care of my body. This recipe is for an Eye Cream that I have been using as my nightly routine. Its simple, easy, and works well.

Homemade Eye Cream
I used this cute little jar that was from honey I got at a wedding (meant to Bee- get it). 
I filled the jar up with coconut oil- I tend to melt my coconut oil down to a liquid cause its easier to deal with. I then added in roughly 1/4 tsp vitamin E. Thats it- super easy!   

Friday, April 12, 2013

DIY Face Moisturizer

This recipe is one that I am pretty stoked on! Its for a facial moisturizer. Now, I am normally not one to do a whole lot when it comes to facial skin care products, but since I have been on a roll making my own products all around the house, I decided What the Heck!
Boy, am I glad I did this! All the different products that I have been making for my face lately leave me feeling so fresh, soft, and wonderful! It has since changed my morning and evening routines, and I couldn't be happier.

Face Moisturizer
4 Tbsp aloe vera (the drinkable kind) I got mine at New Leaf, but have since seen it at Trader Joes for cheap
1 tsp vegetable glycerin
1/4 tsp grapeseed oil
1/4 almond oil

Mix all the ingredients together in a small container, and VIOLA!! I got my container as a part of a travel pack for toiletries, and as an added bonus it came with labels to make my life a little more simple ;)
This solution makes my face feel really soft and moisturized. The only thing that I have to be careful of is the short shelf life. My first batch went moldy quicker than I thought it would, but I also wasn't using it as often as I am now- so hopefully I can get through most of this batch before it goes bad.